About Michael

Here's my story.

Michael McGuire is a writer and marketing and design consultant. He studied journalism, Spanish and creative writing at Washington and Lee University. Some of his journalistic work, essays and commentary has been published in The Baltimore Sun, Richmond Times-Dispatch, The Miami Herald and its Spanish-language sister, El Nuevo Herald. He has also written a column for Editor & Publisher magazine. He is the 2011 recipient of the Landon B. Lane Memorial Scholarship in Journalism and the Todd Smith Fellowship, funding an internship for a bilingual reporter interested in covering Latin America. He is also a 2012 and 2013 winner of George A. Mahan Awards for Creative Writing. In March 2013, he became a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest academic honor society in the United States.

In the fall of 2016, Michael entered the University of Virginia School of Law as a Hardy Cross Dillard scholar. He is a member of the Virginia Law Review.

Michael has covered courtrooms in Washington, D.C., with legal reporter Toni Locy, author of Covering America’s Courts: a clash of rights. He has also workshopped creative writing with Jasmin Darznik, the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Daughter: a memoir of my mother’s hidden life.

In 2011, Michael won a national cover contest sponsored by WEtv. The prize for this effort included a trip to meet six-time Grammy Award-winning singer Toni Braxton.